AC Milan defeated Lazio 2-0 at San Siro on Tuesday night to make it back-to-back Serie A wins for the first time since February.
Carlos Bacca converted when through on goal in the first half, and M’Baye Niang added the nail in the Lazio coffin from the penalty spot with under 20 minutes left.
Here are the ratings from the win.
Donnarumma (8): Another brilliant performance from Gigio, earning the young goalkeeper his second consecutive clean sheet.
Calabria (9 – MOTM): Despite a shaky start to the game, young Davide put in an excellent performance, almost getting himself an assist, surely enough to earn himself another start in the right-back position.
Paletta (9): Gabriel was a real rock at the back, proving to be a fantastic experienced partner for Romagnoli in the centre of defense. The veteran made a very crucial stop on a chance for Lazio to pull level.
Romagnoli (7): The young centre-back put in a very solid performance alongside defense partner Paletta, stopping any real threat from the opposition attack.
De Sciglio (7): Despite a few errors, which were very few, Mattia had one of his best performances in this game. The full-back was brilliant in defense and came close to getting himself an assist.
Kucka (9): A tank in midfield! The Slovak showed us how he was missed during his suspension. He is always needed in that midfield and he proved it with a terrific performance.
Montolivo (7): Credit where it’s due, arguably il Capitano’s best performance of the season. He looked good on the pitch with his passing and determination in defense and attack. Though he does have to act quicker when on the ball.
Bonaventura (6.5): Expected to be rested at the start, Jack was put back into the starting line-up after Jose Sosa pulled out with a back injury. The Italian midfielder looked better than recent performances, though still hasn’t regained his form.
Suso (6): The Spaniard is an important factor in the Milan squad this season and has shown it with 1 goal and 2 assists for the Rossoneri (so far). He hasn’t really been able to match those performances this time, though.
Bacca (7): Carlitos got his 5th goal of the season in 5 matches after breaking the deadlock from a counter-attack. The Colombian goalscorer is in fine form for the Rossoneri.
Niang (6): Bang Bang Niang did get a goal after converting from the penalty spot and while his performance overall wasn’t bad, it wasn’t great either.
Locatelli (6.5): It’s great seeing young Manuel get game time under Vincenzo Montella and hopefully it develops him and helps him grow and reach his potential.
Honda (N/A): Coming on in the dying minutes of the game, the Japanese Samurai was out to impress Coach Montella, after barely having game time under the Italian tactician, and made a few good runs and touches.
Gomez (N/A): Even when playing just a few minutes, the Paraguayan defender contributes quite a lot in keeping the scores intact.
Vincenzo Montella (7): VM did well to get the team’s minds into this game and focus on getting a second consecutive win. Giving the youth chances, while also risky, is a great move from the coach and is paying off. He even finished the game with 7 youngsters on the pitch.